Spiderman 3

Dear Hollywood, treat Comics like Books

The Dark Knight Returns Graphic Novel This is just a quick note to ask a little favor from you and all of your brilliant writers, directors and producers. If you could, please start treating Comics like books. I know this might come as a surprise to many of you, but comics are not just collections of pretty pictures of men and women in tights. They have stories, characters and depth. Well not all of them. Some of them are pretty bad, but like novels, there are good ones. There are some that are classic.

Dark Phoenix Saga Graphic Novel If you want to do a Batman film, may I suggest The Killing Joke, A Death in the Family, or even The Dark Knight Returns. All of them would make great movies. They are action packed and full of emotional touch tones. If you want to do another X-men film, why not try the Dark Phoenix Saga, it has superheroes, space battles and magic.

I know what I am suggesting is radical. I know that none of you have ever thought about mining stories for sources of screenplays but they are there. Consider V for Vendetta, Sin City and the forthcoming Watchmen films, you found your stories there even though they do not have any big names. I really hope you can get over need to recreate beloved characters, telling stories about them that do not make sense at all.

This is just a thought. You don't have to take my advice. I mean what are the odd you are going to make another film as bad as Spiderman 3, X-men 3, Batman Begins, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin... wow, I suppose it isn't that hard to make a really bad superhero flick.

Give it a try. Justice League: A New Frontier and Superman: Doomsday both turned out pretty good. Maybe you should continue to follow that model.

Super Heroes, Vampires, and Gwen Stacy, Oh My

X3: Images and Trailer on Site Images and a Teaser Trailer have been added to the X-men 3 official movie site. Beast and Angel look good, but I am concerned about how they are going to explain Jean Grey's return when the word Phoenix does not appear on the site (at least, not yet), and there is no pic of Juggernaut in his helmet. X2 was light years better than the first movie, I can only hope this one continues the improvements.

Underworld Evolution Released!

I have a weakness for vampires, you know, and I love werewolves. The first Underworld film was one of my favorite movies of recent years. I will see this movie Sunday... review to come [Official Movie Site]

Spiderman 3 to include Gwen Stacy?

In the next Spiderman movie, we will get to see Spidey fight off Sandman, and maybe another woman? Rumor has it Sam Rami has cast Bryce Dallas Howard to play Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker's first love from the comics. I guess she will compete with Mary Jane for Peter's heart. Unfortunately, I know who wins...